Get ready for these crispy seasoned hash browns to rock your world! They are seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powder and take only 20 minutes to prepare. Once you realize how easy it is to make your own, and how delicious homemade hash browns taste – you will never go back!
I used to make hash browns by boiling potatoes, shredding, and then frying them. However, this method takes a very long time. You have to wait for them to boil, wait for them to cool, and then cook them. And they don’t turn out quite as crispy.
Instead, this method starts with raw potatoes which you shred, and then rinse to get the potato starch off. Next you wring out all of the moisture from the shredded potatoes using a thin towel. This ensures extra, extra crispy hash browns every time!
shredded and placed in a thin towel:
wringing the moisture out of the potatoes:
they are dry and ready to fry:
I like to season my hash browns to give them more flavor. Salt, pepper, garlic, and onion are pretty simple ingredients that produce great flavor. You could also add some parmesan cheese, parsley, jalapeño peppers, hot sauce, or green chiles to spice up your potatoes!
placing them in a hot skillet:
all fried up and ready to eat!
- My Roasted Tomatillo And Garlic Salsa would be awesome served with these hash browns!
- 2 russet potatoes, washed
- 1 tablespoon oil ( I like to use coconut or olive oil)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Using a cheese grater, shred both of the potatoes. Place the shreds in a mesh sieve or a colander and run water over them to thoroughly wash the potato starch off. Wrap the potato shreds in a thin kitchen towel and twist the top tightly to squeeze out as much water as you possibly can. Place the shreds in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, place the shredded potatoes in the skillet and spread them in an even layer. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder over the hash browns. Give the hash browns a good stir to coat them in oil and seasonings. Let them cook for about 7 minutes until the bottom becomes golden brown, then stir again. (If you are ambitious, you can try to flip the whole pile of hash browns like a pancake instead of stirring them around.) Cook for about another 7 or 8 minutes or until most of them are looking golden brown. Remove from the heat and serve immediately!